IAPR TC11 Newsletter 2022 11

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November, 2022

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  • Message from the Editor
  • Dates and Deadlines
    • Deadlines
    • Upcoming Conferences and Events
  • ICDAR 2023
    • Call for ICDAR 2023 Workshops
    • ICDAR 2023: Call for Tutorials *(repost)*
    • ICDAR 2023: Call for Papers *(repost)*
  • DAS 2024
    • DAS 2024: Call for Proposals
  • Datasets
    • TC11 Datasets Repository *(repost)*

Dear TC11 members,

The International Conference on Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR) 2022 starts this Sunday 4th December and lasts till Wednesday 7th Dec. The online registration is still open. See more details in the ICFHR 2022 section of this newsletter.

In ICDAR-related news, the ICDAR 2023 organizers are seeking proposals for workshops until December 15, 2022 and proposals for tutorials until January 14, 2023

Finally, please find below a call for proposals to host the IAPR sponsored Document Analysis Systems (DAS) workshop in 2024, co-located with ICDAR in Athens, Greece. Due date for proposal submission is February 28, 2023.

Nibal Nayef, TC11 Communicaton Officer
( n.nayef@gmail.com )

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  • December 15 Workshop proposal due ICDAR 2023
  • January 11 Tutorial proposal due ICDAR 2023
  • January 15 Conference paper submission ICDAR 2023
  • February 28 Proposals due for hosting DAS 2024

Upcoming Conferences and Events


2023 and Later

  • ICDAR 2023. San José, USA (August 21-26, 2023)
  • ICDAR 2024. Athens, Greece (September, 2024)

Inviting you to the 18th edition of the International Conference on Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR) 2022 (http://icfhr2022.org/index.php). The conference holds important scientific significance in the field of handwriting recognition.

  ICFHR this year provides a unique fully online attending registration at USD 50 for IAPR members.
Please register at: http://icfhr2022.org/registration.php

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ICDAR-related calls:

Call for ICDAR 2023 Workshops

The ICDAR2023 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops that will be held after the ICDAR-2023 main conference. Researchers interested in organizing workshops at ICDAR2023 are invited to submit a proposal, including the following information:

  1. Title
  2. Preference for the duration (full day or half day) and date (August 24, 25 and/or 26, 2023)
  3. Scope and motivation
  4. Topics
  5. Relevance for ICDAR
  6. Potential committee
  7. Short CV of organizers

In order to facilitate innovative collaboration and engagement between members of other research communities and the document analysis community, in addition to the topics directly related to document analysis, Workshop Chairs also strongly encourage other research communities to submit proposals on recent other important topics which are used by the document analysis community. Workshops proposing discussions about topics dealing with an open vision of the notion of documents are also welcome. Workshop Chairs also encourage the proposal of workshops related to document analysis systems, as well as industrial solutions and challenges.


  • The ICDAR main conference organizers will handle the workshop registration and provide workshop space, coffee breaks and other facilities required to organize workshops (e.g. a room, a projector and a screen). In addition, a free registration will be provided to an organizer of each workshop
  • If a workshop incurs costs for invited speakers, the workshop organizers are required to bear that cost. The workshop organizers may solicit sponsorship to cover the relevant costs. They may use their free registration for the invited speaker
  • Please set the camera-ready due date of your workshop at April 15, 2023 or prior

About proceedings

  • Workshop proceedings will be published by the through the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and proceeding costs will also be borne by the ICDAR main organizers
  • The front matter (preface, title page and so on) and the paper order with session dividers are provided from the workshop organizers to the ICDAR2023 Publication Chairs. (Its due date will be set around the same date as camera-ready papers.)
  • If the proceedings related conditions above are not met by an organizer, the proceedings will not be published through the ICDAR main organizers, and the organizer will need to be published locally by their own.

Submission Guidelines and Inquiries All proposals should be submitted by email to the Workshop Chairs (Alicia Fornes – Computer Vision Center, Spain and Mickaël Coustaty – L3i laboratory, La Rochelle, France) via: afornes***cvc.uab.es and mickael.coustaty***univ-lr.fr (please replace *** with atmark).

For any inquiries you may have regarding the workshops, please contact the Workshop Chairs via the above emails.

Important Dates

Dec 15 2022: Workshop proposal Due
Dec 30 2022: Acceptance notification
Aug 24-26 2023: Workshop dates

ICDAR 2023: Call for Tutorials (repost)

Important Dates

Jan 11    2022 Proposal Due
Jan 31    2022 Acceptance Notification
Aug 24-26 2023 Dates of Tutorials

The ICDAR 2023 Organizing Committee invites proposals for tutorials that will be held on August 24-26th (the correct final date will be communicated as soon as possible), before the main conference begins.

ICDAR 2023 Tutorials should serve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Introduce students and newcomers to major topics of Document Analysis and Recognition (DAR) research.
  • Provide instructions on established practices and methodologies.
  • Introduce expert non-specialists to a DAR subarea. Survey a mature area of DAR research and/or practice.
  • Motivate and explain a DAR topic of emerging importance.
  • Overview DAR systems for industrial solutions (suggestion for researchers in industry).
  • Introduce some recent innovative techniques for DAR research and software quality, such as open-source libraries, high-level API, technical frameworks for expert developments, etc. (suggestion for expert programmers).

An ICDAR tutorial should aim to give a comprehensive overview of a specific topic related to DAR. A good tutorial should be educational rather than just a cursory survey of techniques. The topic should be of sufficient relevance and importance to attract significant interest from the ICDAR community. Typical tutorial audiences consist of PhD students studying computer vision, image processing or pattern recognition, but also include researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry.

In order to facilitate innovative collaboration and interaction between researchers in academia and industry, the Tutorial Chairs strongly encourage proposals for industrial tutorials, in which researchers in companies describe DAR systems and overview industrial solutions to document analysis problems in real use-case industrial scenarios.

Proposals should be up to 4 pages in length, and should contain the following information:

  • Title of the tutorial.
  • Scope and motivation. A brief description of the tutorial, suitable for inclusion in the conference registration brochure.
  • Preference for the duration (full day or half day). Due to agenda constraints, half day tutorials are recommended. If a full day is needed, provide a brief justification.
  • A detailed outline of the tutorial. Course description with list of topics to be covered, along with a brief outline.
  • Relevance for ICDAR. A description of why the tutorial topic would be of interest to a substantial part of the ICDAR audience.
  • Expected target audience in terms of composition and estimated number of attendees. Prerequisite knowledge of the ICDAR audience for attending the tutorial.
  • Short CV of organizers. A brief CV of the presenter(s), including name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address, web page, background in the tutorial area (projects, relevant publications or tutorial-level articles on the subject), evidence of teaching experience.
  • The name and e-mail address of the corresponding presenter. The corresponding presenter should be available for e-mail correspondence during the evaluation process, in the case clarifications and discussions on the scope and content of the proposal are needed.


The evaluation of the proposal will take into account its general interest for ICDAR attendees, the quality of the proposal (e.g., a tutorial that simply lists a set of concepts without any apparent rationale behind them will not be approved) as well as the expertise and skills of the presenters. We emphasize that the primary criteria for evaluation will be whether a proposal is interesting, well-structured, and motivated in relation to Document Analysis and Recognition, rather than the perceived experience/standing of the proposer.

Last but not least, the tutorial should attract a meaningful audience, cover hot topics and incorporate new knowledge to the community. Those submitting a proposal should keep in mind that tutorials are intended to provide an overview of the field; they should present reasonably well established information in a balanced way. Tutorials should not be used to advocate a single avenue of research, nor should they promote a product.


Tutorial slides must be provided to us for inclusion on the conference website and also on the TC-10 and TC-11 websites, as educational material.

The ICDAR main conference organizers will handle the tutorial registration and provide the space, coffee breaks and other facilities required to organize tutorials (e.g. a room, a projector and a screen).

Submission Guidelines & Inquiries

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to the Tutorial Chairs:

Elisa Barney (elisa.barney@ltu.se)

Laurence Likforman-Sulem (likforman@telecom-paris.fr)

Feedback, comments and/or suggestions would be provided within two weeks of receiving the proposal. Final acceptance (or rejection) would be decided by January 31, 2022.

Inquiries should be sent to tutorials-chairs@icdar2023.org or the above emails.

ICDAR 2023: Call for Papers (repost)

The 17th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2023)
August 21-26, 2023 San José, California, USA
PDF version of this call: ICDAR 2023 CfP

ICDAR is the premier event for scientists and practitioners involved with document analysis and recognition, a field of growing importance in our current age of digital transition. The 17th edition of this flagship conference will be held in San Jose, August 21-26, 2023. (The conference will be an in-person event).

Important Dates

Jan 15, 2023  Conference paper submission (23:59 AoE)
Mar 26, 2023  Conference paper notification
Apr 15, 2023  Conference camera-ready papers due

Paper Submissions:

There is both a standard conference paper track and a journal track at ICDAR 2023; details regarding the journal track may be found in a separate Call for Papers on the conference website.

Reviewing for conference papers will be double blind. Authors should not include their names, affiliations, or acknowledgements in submitted manuscripts, and should ensure that their identity is not revealed indirectly by citing their earlier work in the third person.

Papers may be up to 15 pages long (including references) in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format. Detailed submission instructions for authors can be found on the conference website (https://icdar2023.org).

Topics of Interest:

  • Document image processing
  • Physical and logical layout analysis
  • Text and symbol recognition
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Document analysis systems
  • Document classification
  • Indexing and retrieval of documents
  • Document synthesis
  • Extracting document semantics
  • NLP for document understanding
  • Office automation
  • Graphics recognition
  • Human document interaction
  • Document Representation Modeling
  • Structured document generation
  • Multimedia document analysis
  • Mobile text recognition
  • Pen-based document analysis
  • Scene text detection and recognition
  • Recognition of tables and formulas
  • Historical document analysis
  • Signature verification
  • Document summarization and translation
  • Document forensics and provenance
  • Medical document analysis
  • Document analysis for social good
  • Document analysis for literature search
  • Gold-standard benchmarks and datasets

Publication: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science

The conference proceedings will be published as part of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Accepted papers will be freely available through SpringerLink from the conference website for one year after publication and will later be freely available through SpringerLink for four years after publication.

Contact: pc-chairs@icdar2023.org

DAS 2024: Call for Proposals

Deadline: February 28, 2023
Submission Method: email to andreas.fischer@unifr.ch / jean-christophe.burie@univ-lr.fr

Document Analysis Systems (DAS) is an IAPR sponsored workshop focusing on system-level issues and approaches. In DAS 2022, it was decided by the participants to hold DAS as a satellite workshop with annual ICDAR starting from 2024 onwards. We are seeking proposals to host the 16th Document Analysis Systems workshop co-located with ICDAR in 2024.

Anyone interested in submitting a proposal to host DAS 2024 in Greece should drop an email to andreas.fischer@unifr.ch and jean-christophe.burie@univ-lr.fr by February 28, 2023.

We are looking forward to receiving high quality proposals and making the first chapter of DAS-ICDAR 2024 a big success!

Andreas Fischer (Chair, TC11)
Jean-Christophe Burie (Chair, TC10)

TC11 Datasets Repository (repost)

TC11 maintains a collection of datasets that can be found online in the TC11 Datasets Repository.

If you have new datasets (e.g., from competitions) that you wish to share with the research community, please use the online upload form. For questions and support, please contact the TC11 Dataset Curator (contact information is below).

Joseph Chazalon (TC11 Dataset Curator)
( joseph.chazalon@lrde.epita.fr )

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